Tag Archives: Pizza

GTA — Gjelina TakeAway Is Worth the Stupid Setup

16 Jul

Perhaps nothing represents the new Abbot Kinney in Venice like Travis Letts’ growing empire: Gjelina, Gjelina TakeAway (GTA), and Gjusta. Hipster to the hilt, vegetarian-friendly, pricey, and kind of a pain in the ass. So why would you deal with the hassle? The food is amazing.
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Victor Jr.’s – Red Sauce Italian for Sony Lunchers

30 May

LA has not had a red sauce Italian revival like NYC has had with Torrissi and Parm. So I don’t really know where you go for a decent spaghetti and meatballs that you can takeout and eat in front of the TV. Unfortunately, Culver City stalwart Victor Jr.’s doesn’t solve my dilemma.

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Grey Block Pizza – Salad Pizza Sounds Like a Monstrosity But Is Surprisingly Good

15 Oct

The idea of salad pizza seems like it’s missing a comma. It seems like a stupid thing to just throw a side salad on top of a perfectly good slice. But what is the secret sauce that has had Westsiders coming to this Frankenpizza for years?
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Settebello – Best Pizza in MDR! No, Really, It’s Actually Good

11 Sep

Marina Del Rey is one of the sadder food places in LA. The area including Westchester, Playa Vista, Del Rey is an island of mediocrity between Santa Monica and Culver City. With tons of new, awesome pizza opening up all over LA, MDR had been wearing its sad face until now.

I know that saying Settebello is MDR’s best pizza is damning it with faint praise. But really, this is really great pizza in a beautiful, if fake, setting.

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Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza — Should Be Wildcraft Lotsodough Pizza! Amirite?

20 Aug


Wildcraft brings woodfired pizzas and craft beers to downtown Culver City. You might think: don’t we already have that? Craft beers? You can’t spit without hitting three bars and restaurants that pride themselves on serving craft beers. Pizza? Ugo and LaRocco’s have been slinging pies for years. But sourdough pizza? OK that’s new.

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Ugo Renovating – Let’s Hope They Redo the Menu

13 May


Ugo has been one of the anchors of Culver City’s dining scene since 2006, serving mediocre Italian food to the masses thronging downtown CC. The news is that they have temporarily shuttered while they install a new pizza oven. let’s hope they take the opportunity to retool the whole menu to bring better food all around.
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Purgatory Pizza – A Quirky Neighborhood Pizza Joint

8 Feb

Purgatory Pizza is an interesting neighborhood joint which has managed to fly under the radar despite LA’s nascent pizza boom(let). Punk rock aesthetic, situated across from the projects in Boyle Heights, loved by vegans apparently. There’s a lot going on here.

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Xlixe Pizza – Dumb Name, Pretty Good Pizza

13 Dec

Xlixe is the year-or-so-old pizzeria that brought actual pizza to Little Tokyo. Since we talked about Mr. Pizza yesterday, let’s talk about a Korean-American place that puts non-traditional stuff on their pies.

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Mr. Pizza – Strange Things Afoot on My Pizza

12 Dec

Almost a year old, Mr. Pizza is part of a couple interesting intersecting trends in Little Tokyo. Will the masses start lining up for Korean pizza?

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Pitfire Pizza – Anniversary Special!

21 Nov

Pitfire Pizza is having an Anniversary special to celebrate 15 years in business and one year at the Culver City locale. $8 for a Tuscan pizza (the price of their pies when they opened) and a free t-shirt (seen above). It’s kind of a secret, so you have to know to ask. In fact, my cashier didn’t know abou it and had to call the manager.
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